Published: Fri, July 15, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Pokemon Go's success seen spurring AR tech in mobile games

Pokemon Go's success seen spurring AR tech in mobile games

Much will depend on whether Pokemon Go's success endures and whether rival game makers can duplicate the underlying technology, Bloomberg noted.

"If you have installed an unofficial version of Pokémon GO, or are not sure if you have, seek immediate technical advice".

Furthermore, "Pokemon GO" enables the gamer to hatch the egg by walking a certain distance with incubators scattered for assistance.

Following its launch in Australia, New Zealand, and the US, Pokemon Go is now officially available for iOS and Android devices in the UK.

Although its popularity has waned in recent years, it has made a comeback and 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original games. For, the game has been able to get users to use augmented reality application, paving the way for other such games to take off.

Pokemon Go is so popular nowadays that its users are even ignoring social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to play the game.

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game and here's a brief catch up on the brand.

Ross Penstone-Smith, who is policy adviser at ABI said: "Playing Pokemon Go shouldn't mean letting go of your senses".

Local Pokemon fans are trying different ways to get Pokemon Go to work here ahead of the app's official launch in Singapore, even as privacy and safety concerns are being raised in countries where the game is already out.

A statement released this morning confirmed the game was now live in Britain.

This will complete the process and Pokemon Go will now only have Basic access to your Google account. A partnership between Niantic and the Japanese convenience store Lawson, for example, provided Ingress players with exclusive content in a model that is likely to be emulated in their current partnership with McDonald's.

"But there are dangers in the real world, and as the NSPCC said yesterday, it's important that the right safety features are in place".

Though the app is free to download, there are in-app purchases such as "lures" which attract Pokémon to you.

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